Houses for flood victims to be completed by next month: BSY

Addressing a gathering after handing over possession of 473 houses to the displaced families in Hole/Alur, a village near Ron taluk of the district, he said the government also plans to hold celebrations, probably in May, in all the 15 districts after distributing the houses.

Apparently referring to the accusation made against his government over the delay in providing houses to those displaced by the floods, he said the Centre took seven years to rehabilitate tsunami victims and similar was the case with respect to Bhuj earth quake victims.

Dimissing allegations that he had failed in fulfilling his earlier claim of constructing the houses in six month time period following the floods, he said his government had successfully completed the construction of houses for the flood victims "in a record time of one and half years."

Yeddyurappa said his vision for the state is to present Rs one lakh crore budget next year and earmark Rs 25,000 crore for agriculture and enhance the existing Rs 1000 crore allocation for the farmers revolving fund to Rs 5000 crore.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who inaugurated a new colony built under `Aasre' scheme and named after RSS stalwart Jagannatha Rao Joshi, lauded the state government effort in providing rehabilitation to displaced facilies. The 473 houses have been built by Sevabharati, a trust managed by RSS.

The trust in all is constructiong 1680 houses in 11 villages spending Rs 22 crore. Each house measure 300 sq feet built at the cost of Rs 1.40 lakh.

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